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https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/February-2018-Industry-News.aspxFebruary 2018 Industry NewsGP0|#3795b40d-c591-4b06-959c-9e277b38585e;L0|#03795b40d-c591-4b06-959c-9e277b38585e|Security by Industry;GTSet|#8accba12-4830-47cd-9299-2b34a43444652018-02-01T05:00:00Zhttps://adminsm.asisonline.org/pages/flora-szatkowski.aspx, Flora Szatkowski<h4>​CUSTOMER TARGETING</h4><p>Lamar Advertising used digital billboards and video analytics to pinpoint drivers who might be interested in the latest installment of the blockbuster movie franchise Transformers 5: The Last Knight. Lamar knew that certain cars were important in the movie, so it employed video analytics to recognize makes and models of cars traveling on the road. When a likely vehicle was spotted, a digital billboard displayed a targeted message—such as "ATTENTION: Your Car is an Autobot!"</p><p>Milestone Systems software and Canon IP video cameras enabled the video analytics to identify the vehicles. Many factors had to be taken into account for the digital billboard integration, such as vehicle speed, lighting, and camera angles. Because each location is different, multiple images of targeted vehicles were used to create a database to identify cars as they passed by.</p><p>Working like a facial recognition system, the solution immediately recognized a target vehicle and delivered the custom billboard advertisements accordingly, incorporating the car make and model within the message.​</p><h4>PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS</h4><p>Acuant partnered with Nexistant to streamline visitor management using automated information capture.</p><p>The CLIQ locking system from ASSA ABLOY is protecting REWE's new logistics center in Germany.</p><p>ControlScan and Food Giant Supermarkets, Inc., are teaming up to protect the 110-store chain and its customers from data theft.</p><p>CyberTech Systems and Software and Esri entered into an OEM agreement to fully embed ArcGIS Server into GeoShield, CyberTech's advanced intelligence-led policing platform.</p><p>DTT loss prevention technology was recently used to stop employee time theft at a Papa Murphy's location in Washington State. DTT also became the exclusive video surveillance provider for Cellairis.</p><p>Exabeam announced a partnership with WireX Systems to provide improved cybersecurity and incident response.</p><p>EyeLock LLC and ViaTouch Media announced the integration of EyeLock embedded iris recognition technology into ViaTouch's retail solution.</p><p>Fidelix is using TOSIBOX products to create remote access and monitoring of building automation systems.</p><p>FST Biometrics successfully integrated its In Motion Identification solution with Automatic Systems SmartLane turnstiles at CN's Montreal headquarters.</p><p>A Hikvision surveillance system installed by A-1 Security is securing a marijuana growing facility in Colorado.</p><p>The new Huawei Mate 10 smartphone features an integrated fingerprint sensor from Goodix.</p><p>IBM Security, Packet Clearing House, and the Global Cyber Alliance launched a free service designed to give consumers and businesses added privacy and protection as they access the Internet.</p><p>IDenta Corp. signed a contract with Pro-gard, which will serve as a distributor for the U.S. law enforcement market.</p><p>Johnson Controls announced that its exacqVision video management system now integrates with Databuoy Corp.'s ShotPoint acoustic gunshot detection and localization system.</p><p>The Taktis Technology Platform from Kentec protects apartments and recreational facilities at Durham University. MRM Solutions selected the system.</p><p>Kwikset is teaming with Amazon to offer homeowners two smart lock solutions to choose from when purchasing an Amazon Key In-Home Kit.</p><p>LockPath and RiskRecon are partnering to increase visibility into third-party risk management. </p><p>Carpenter & Company, developer of One Dalton Street in Boston, enlisted the help of Global Security & Innovative Strategies, Evolv Technology, and Milestone Systems to create a security plan for the residential high-rise. </p><p>NC4 is partnering with CyberTech to deliver information-sharing solutions to law enforcement. </p><p>Near Field Magnetics, Inc., is integrating its sensors with turnstiles from Orion Entrance Control, Inc. </p><p>The AEOS system will be integrated into Kone elevators for Three Snowhill, an office building in Birmingham, United Kingdom. GBE Fire & Security chose AEOS from Nedap Security Management for access control, lift destination control, and vehicle identification. </p><p>Netsurion announced a strategic partnership with Lucas Systems to bring network security and PCI compliance services to merchant businesses.</p><p>On the Move Systems announced that its subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices deployed an unmanned security guard robot at the headquarters of Romeo Power Technology in California.</p><p>Open Options and OnSSI expanded their existing technology partnership to provide a two-way integration between the Ocularis and DNA Fusion applications.</p><p>Park Assist is implementing its smart sensor system at Capital One in McLean, Virginia.</p><p>Pelco by Schneider Electric joined forces with AMAG Technology for integrated, scalable access control and surveillance system management.</p><p>Razberi integrated its CameraDefense cybersecurity software with Milestone XProtect Corporate, enabling joint customers to manage video surveillance systems from a single user interface.</p><p>RTI announced a two-way driver for the complete line of DoorBird IP Video Door Stations. </p><p>Banco Bancrea, S.A., in Mexico is using Scati video management systems.</p><p>SecurityMatters will work with NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence to study counteracting cyberattacks against industrial control devices.</p><p>Sofradir formed a distribution partnership with ATD Electronique to extend its European customer base.</p><p>Systech International will deliver a next-generation Digital Certificate of Authenticity for sports memorabilia at the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.</p><p>TÜV Rheinland entered into a three-year collaboration with Gooee to examine its products and services against data protection and security requirements.</p><p>ELVEES has licensed UltraSoC embedded analytics technology for use in its next-generation video processing offerings.</p><p>Utility, Inc., is collaborating with Sony to develop an automatic license plate recognition application for existing Rocket IoT Vehicle video systems.</p><p>Visual Management Systems Ltd., developer of the TITAN VISION PSIM, joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program.</p><p>VoiceTrust and inBay Technologies announced a strategic collaboration.</p><h4>GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS</h4><p>Amika Mobile and Mobility Insight announced a collaborative project focused on intelligent border security and connected vehicle systems for the government of Canada.</p><p>Manchester-Boston Regional Airport installed more than 150 Arecont Vision cameras for video surveillance.</p><p>Axon Public Safety Canada Inc., announced that a number of Canadian agencies, including Abbotsford Police Department in British Columbia, are conducting trials of Axon Citizen. </p><p>The U.S. Integrated Public Alert and Warning System is being migrated to a disaster-resistant Amazon Web Services cloud platform, with support from eGlobalTech, IBM, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. </p><p>IDenta Corp. drug identification kits are being used by European Union forces in Africa.</p><p>Iron Mountain Incorporated was awarded a contract from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to manage and relocate some 4.6 million patent files from their current storage location to Iron Mountain's secure storage facility. </p><p>Leidos was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to provide support for new, current, and legacy transportation security equipment systems in airports, warehouses, and testing facilities.</p><p>Milestone Systems IP video management software and network cameras from Axis Communications are providing security upgrades for the city of Hartford, Connecticut.</p><p>Qognify expanded its security solution at Gardermoen Oslo Airport with its Situator situation management solution. Avinor, which manages Norway's airports, created the unified security platform with the support of Racom.</p><p>Siklu Inc. Etherhaul mmWave radios have been installed as part of an extensive upgrade to the town center surveillance network in Burnley, Lancashire, England.</p><p>Smiths Detection was chosen to supply solutions for people screening and search functions in Tokyo's Narita International Airport following a national directive from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau. </p><p>SuperCom was selected by the government of Bulgaria to deploy its PureSecurity Electronic Monitoring Suite for tracking and monitoring public offenders.</p><p>The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection signed a three-year contract for managed end-user computing and infrastructure support services with Unisys Corporation.​</p><h4>AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS</h4><p>CardLogix successfully migrated to the latest ISO 9001:2015 certification for High Quality Smart Card Manufacturing.</p><p>COPS Monitoring received a SOC 2 Type 1 Attestation Report, signifying that its internal controls and processes adhere to the highest standards.</p><p>ForeScout Technologies, Inc., announced that its flagship solution ForeScout CounterACT was recognized by the publications CRN and IoT Innovator as a cutting-edge IoT security solution.</p><p>Genetec announced that its Kiwi privacy protector module was recertified with the GDPR-ready European privacy seal.</p><p>iManage was named IT Security Provider of the Year at The British Legal Technology Awards 2017.</p><p>Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., received five 2017 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards from American Security Today for its bizhub and Mobotix products.</p><p>LaaSer Critical Communications received a U.S. patent for its emergency caller location technology.</p><p>Mercury Security announced that its LP4502 controller and access control platform won the Security Today New Product of Year award in the Access Control category.</p><p>Middle Atlantic Products was awarded a U.S. patent for its RSH Series 1 RU Custom Rackshelf. </p><p>The Mircom Group of Companies announced UL Listing for the TX3-CX-1 Single Door Controller. </p><p>Raytec's VARIO2 IP Hybrid Illuminator was recognized for innovative achievement at the Detektor International Awards 2017 in the Video Surveillance category.</p><p>Redwall received a U.S. patent for communications systems and methods for enhanced security across wireless devices. </p><p>Rohde & Schwarz achieved U.S. Transportation Security Administration certification for its R&S QPS200 Security Scanner. </p><p>The Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle was named New Product of the Year for Outdoor Perimeter Protection by Security Today and earned the Security Solutions Award for Security Monitoring from Security Sales & Integration.</p><p>SmartMetric announced that its biometric card is protected by five new patents.</p><p>Stabilitas Intelligence Communications Inc., received a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research award to support the development of the company's AI-powered security platform.</p><p>TerrorMate from TerrorTech LLC won the Best Mobile Technology Product award in the Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Emergency Services category at the 2017 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards.</p><p>TrackTik was recently awarded the Startup Canada Global Entrepreneurship Award for the Quebec Region.</p><p>Vigilant Solutions, was recognized with the 2017 ASTORS Homeland Security Award for its license plate recognition (LPR) technology, PlateSearch.</p><p>Vismo Global Tracking Solutions gained ISO 27001 certification.​</p><h4>ANNOUNCEMENTS</h4><p>A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc., launched a redesigned corporate website with a focus on security.</p><p>Airport Operators Association and ITN Productions launched "Airport Matters 2017," a news and current affairs program that explores security matters in aviation. An early episode features Dallmeier multifocal sensor technology Panomera in operation at Bristol Airport. </p><p>Assa Abloy signed an agreement to acquire August Home.</p><p>Axis Communications announced the integration of 2N's North American operations with Axis North America to help Axis grow in the IP-intercom market. </p><p>Digerati Technologies, Inc., plans to acquire Synergy Telecom, Inc. </p><p>The FIDO Alliance announced the launch of a FIDO Europe Working Group to accelerate the use of FIDO authentication standards in Europe.</p><p>Global Learning Systems launched gamified learning to engage and prepare employees for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.</p><p>Life insurance startup Haven Life announced LifeLink, a free mobile app that connects users with 911 and instantly shares an accurate location.</p><p>Hikvision USA Inc. launched a cybersecurity hotline that its integrators, clients, and technology partners can call for direct support related to cybersecurity concerns. </p><p>IXP Corporation announced an asset purchase agreement for the managed services and consulting businesses of the Safir Companies.</p><p>KrolLDiscovery opened an ISO 27001-certified data center in Ireland.</p><p>LexisNexis Risk Solutions created an advisory committee on governance of its Public Safety Data Exchange to assure adherence to federal, state, and local standards for security and privacy of law enforcement-provided data. </p><p>MONI Smart Security hosted the second annual MONI 5K for Children run, raising more than $36,000 for Mission 500 to help children in need.</p><p>NAPCO Security Technologies launched its Connected Home & Smart Business Authorized Dealer Program.</p><p>OfferUp, a mobile marketplace for local buying and selling, introduced OfferUp Community MeetUp Spots to designate public, well-lit, and surveilled locations for people to exchange goods with confidence. </p><p>Pinkerton added litigation support services to its list of security and risk management client offerings.</p><p>Point Blank Enterprises acquired substantially all the assets of Short Bark Industries.</p><p>San Diego Gas & Electric, in collaboration with the University of California San Diego and the Seismology Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno, unveiled the Alert SDG&E Cameras to improve fire detection via live streaming of San Diego's most fire-prone areas. </p><p>The Secure Technology Alliance developed a white paper to provide a high-level overview of the landscape for payment-enabled wearables.</p><p>Working directly with international law enforcement and hazmat agencies, Smiths Detection Inc. adapted a range of existing technologies to be able to quickly and accurately detect fentanyl in an effort to protect first responders.</p><p>Terminus Products launched a rebranded website at www.terminusproducts.com.</p><p>The University of California Berkeley School of Information is accepting applications for its new online Master of Information and Cybersecurity program, also known as cybersecurity@berkeley.</p>

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https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Strategic-Shrink-Reduction.aspxStrategic Shrink Reduction<p>​<span style="line-height:1.5em;">Security’s long battle against retail theft continues, and it is far from won, but some retailers are making gains. Loss prevention strategies are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, with some retailers leveraging cutting-edge technology, analytics, and an even more engaged workforce to fight thieves and stay one step ahead of always-evolving shoplifting methods.</span></p><p> Global shrink has declined by 4.8 percent in the last year, due in part to an increased focus on loss prevention measures, according to a recent study of retail theft across the world. The report, The Global Retail Theft Barometer 2013-2014, examined the cost of merchandise theft in the global retail industry in 24 countries spread throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.</p><p>What’s driving the progress? One major factor is increased investment in loss prevention programs. The study found clear correlations between how much a country’s retail industry spent on loss prevention and the retail loss rate in that country. Countries with the best shrink reduction rates had spent the most on preventive countermeasures, while those with the highest losses spent the least on prevention.</p><p>This is a lesson that some retailers in the United States could benefit from, says Ernie Deyle, former vice president of loss prevention for CVS/Caremark who now leads the shrink reduction and margin recovery practice for SD Retail Consulting. Deyle says that when he does “triage” work in the field, some stores consider loss prevention an expense area, a place where they minimize spending in hopes of minimizing costs. So the idea that loss prevention is actually a competitive asset area is “usually overlooked,” often to the detriment of the store’s financial bottom line. “When you control loss, you improve your profit,” says Deyle, who helped conduct the study in conjunction with The Smart Cube, a research and analytics firm. </p><p>However, simply spending more money on prevention is not the sole answer to the problem, Deyle adds. The report found that the most effective loss prevention programs are multifaceted: they often combine the strategic use of technology and physical security measures with data analytics.</p><p>For example, a multifaceted program might employ electronic article surveillance (EAS). EAS devices have been shown to be among the most effective of retail security technologies, the report found. But relying on one tactic or device, even one as effective as EAS, is “like putting up a gate with no fence,” Deyle says. </p><p>Instead, multifaceted loss prevention programs may couple an EAS system with a merchandising plan that covers product placement strategies to avoid theft. The merchandising plan might use analytics on loss data to determine things like what shelves are most vulnerable to theft, which items are most likely to be stolen, and when peak theft occurs. Product placement strategies might include the best arrangements and facings for items to minimize theft, Deyle explains. For example, arranging products in a way that takes longer to lift them off the shelf can deter some shoplifters. “They want quick in, quick out, without being noticed,” Deyle says. </p><p>Moreover, loss prevention plans should be constantly evolving. Shoplifters who are foiled will change their practices accordingly, so retailers need to continually change their tactics as well. “It’s about being strategically positioned,” Deyle says. “You need to stay ahead of the curve.” </p><p>While the 4.8 percent global shrink decline is encouraging, retail shrink still costs an estimated $128 billion worldwide, evidence that theft is still a serious problem for the industry, according to the report. The loss is the equivalent of 1.29 percent of sales in each of the 24 countries examined in the study. The annual cost of shrink to households, as passed on from retailers, ranges from $74 to $541, depending on the country. </p><p>Roughly two-thirds of shrinkage worldwide (slightly more than 65 percent) is due to shoplifting, followed by employee theft. In most countries (16 of 24), shoplifting is the biggest cause of shrinkage, but this can vary. For example, in the United States, employee theft ranked first at 43 percent, with shoplifting next at 37 percent. In Norway, a low shrinkage country, administrative losses are the major source of shrinkage.</p><p>Comparatively, shrinkage rates across the 24 countries in the report range from 0.83 percent to 1.7 percent. Mexico recorded the highest rate—1.7 percent—followed by China with 1.53 percent. The lowest shrinkage rates were in Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Turkey. </p><p>In the United States alone, retail theft costs $42 billion annually, equal to an average of $403 per household. Shoplifters and dishonest employees most commonly target products that are easy to conceal and then resell.  Some of the most frequently pilfered items include mobile phones, spirits, fashion accessories and jewelry, makeup products, and computer tablets.  </p><p>Almost all types of U.S. retail stores were hit by employee theft and shoplifting, but the most affected were U.S. discounters, with losses equaling 2.78 percent of sales; pharmacies/drugstores, 2.16 percent; and supermarkets/grocery retailers, 1.38 percent. These three types of stores witnessed the highest shrink rates because of the widespread prevalence of organized retail crime combined with relatively lower loss prevention spending, according to the report. </p><p>While retailers are making progress with sophisticated loss prevention programs, another recent report points the way toward an alternate means of reducing retail shrinkage—by improving the engagement level of the workforce. </p><p>This report, Making the Link: the Role of Employee Engagement in Controlling Retail Losses, surveyed more than 200,000 staff members in 1,570 stores under three European retail chains. Employee engagement was measured across 18 factors, such as “staff believe their ideas and suggestions are taken seriously” and “staff feel appreciated and valued.” Four indicators of retail loss were examined: shrinkage, waste, cash loss, and lost sales driven by out-of-stock merchandise. 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